Category Archives: Fertility | Pregnancy Drugs

Plan B Side Effects: Headaches, Bleeding, Breast Tenderness

Plan B Side Effects. Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), also known as “morning after pills” or “day after pills”, are safe for just about all women, health experts in the United States say.

These emergency pills, used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, have no long-term or serious side effects, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) and the Office of Population Research (OPR) at the Princeton University said in a recent post in the independent website

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Information on the site, run by both ARHP and Princeton’s OPR, is peer reviewed by a panel of independent experts and produced without the influence of the pharmaceutical industry or any profit organization.

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Essure Side Effects, Complications, and Health Risks

Essure Side Effects. Why does Erin Brockovich want health authorities to ban Essure? Well, because the birth control method has many bad side effects, health risks, and complications.

Here’s what the famous woman, played in a movie by the even more famous Julia Roberts, is saying about Essure (via

“There are too many women harmed all by the same common denominator, and that is a device called Essure. How many women have to be harmed before we stop?” Ms Brockovich questioned. She stressed she felt the fact that 20,000 women had been harmed so far was being unfairly ignored. “I’d love to see the headline ‘20,000 men’s p*n*ses fall off’. I’m telling you, the world would stop,” she said.

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Diclegis Side Effects: Drowsiness & Sleepiness

Diclegis Side Effects. Last April this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Diclegis for the treatment of nausea and vomiting among pregnant women. The drug has been proven to be effective in treating said conditions and is, reportedly, the only drug approved by the FDA to treat NVP (nausea and vomiting of pregnancy) in women who do not respond to conservative management. But does Diclegis have side effects that we should be aware of? [Note: Diclegis is marketed as Diclectin in Canada.]

Well, according to the FDA media release, the most common side effect of this drug is drowsiness or sleepiness which can be severe. Which is why it is recommended that you should avoid using Diclegis if you have to do something which requires you to be mentally alert.

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Does Nexplanon Cause Depression?

Does Nexplanon Cause Depression? A common question for some who visit this site is “does nexplanon cause depression?”. In an earlier post, we listed depression as one of the side effects of this birth control method but maybe its good if we delve more on the issue of Nexplanon and depression.

Having a “depressed mood” is mentioned by Merck (the drug maker of Nexplanon) as one of the frequent side effects of Nexplanon. Says Merck in its prescribing information for Nexplanon:

Women with a history of depressed mood should be carefully observed. Consideration should be given to removing NEXPLANON in patients who become significantly depressed.

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Bad Side Effects of Tight Underwear: Low Sperm Count?

Bad Side Effects of Tight Briefs Underwear. One of the contentious subtopics in the endless debate on which is better between boxers vs. briefs is whether tight briefs underwear is bad for a man’s fertility particularly his ability to produce healthy sperm.

Said debate is exemplified in these two Yahoo! Answers answers with one on the side of “tight briefs are bad for your health”:

From Metal Nettle: Close fitting underwear can affect your fertility if it keeps your testicles above their normal temperature by holding them too close to your body, they hang free below your body for a reason.

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